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Past articles by Simon:

UFC 286 'Embedded,' No. 1: 'Danger! This is straight danger!'

Watch as Leon Edwards gets into a zone in training during the first episode of UFC 286 “Embedded.” → Read More

Francis Ngannou couldn't care less what Dana White and Jon Jones think of him

Dana White and Jon Jones’ words carry no weight with Francis Ngannou, who is moving on with his career in boxing. → Read More

Conor McGregor makes list of 50 highest-paid athletes of all time. Here's where UFC star ranks.

Conor McGregor joined the likes of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and LeBron James among the richest pro athletes in history. → Read More

Jon Jones makes veiled acknowledgment of alleged domestic violence after fiancee attends UFC 285

It wasn’t long ago new UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones was charged with domestic violence in Las Vegas – a charge that later was dropped. → Read More

UFC 285 results: Alexa Grasso makes Valentina Shevchenko tap out, wins flyweight title in huge upset

Alexa Grasso shocked the world by submitting Valentina Shevchenko in the fourth round of a closely contested title fight at UFC 285. → Read More

UFC 285 results: Cody Garbrandt practices patience in unanimous decision win over Trevin Jones

Forgive Cody Garbrandt for not wanting to engage in a firefight with Trevin Jones at UFC 285, but it worked. → Read More

UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane live-streaming preview show with Farah Hannoun (5 p.m. ET)

Before the fights get underway, join MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun for a live-streamed preview of UFC 285. → Read More

UFC 285 'Embedded,' No. 3: 'Let the mental warfare begin' as Jon Jones arrives in Las Vegas

Continue to go behind the scenes with Jon Jones in the third episode of UFC 285 “Embedded.” → Read More

One highlight and photo from every Jon Jones UFC fight

Jon Jones’ career is as decorated as they come, with wins over various legends, UFC Hall of Famers and top contenders. → Read More

UFC 285 'Embedded,' No. 1: Inside Jon Jones' endurance training and his 'man cave'

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Jon Jones as UFC 285 fight week kicks off. → Read More

Bellator 291 results: Ukrainian champ Yaroslav Amosov returns from war to dominate Logan Storley

They say war changes a man and in the case of Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov, it might’ve made him a better fighter. → Read More

Photos: Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury weigh-in from Saudi Arabia

Check out these photos of Jake Paul and Tommy Fury stepping on the scale, as well as their final faceoff, ahead of their boxing showdown. → Read More

Video: Jake Paul, Tommy Fury hurl profanities at each other during weigh-in faceoff – and there's a shove

All that’s left for Jake Paul and Tommy Fury now (finally) is the fighting after they weighed in Saturday in Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Chris Curtis 'salty as f*ck' about Raul Rosas Jr. getting UFC 287 main-card placement over him

Chris Curtis is in disbelief over his placement in the UFC 287 lineup compared to 18-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. → Read More

Returning to MMA from war, Ukrainian champ Yaroslav Amosov tries to focus on Bellator 291 title fight

Yaroslav Amosov admits that his outlook on MMA is “now a little bit different” after spending nearly 10 months fighting Russian forces in Ukraine. → Read More

Video: Jake Paul, Tommy Fury exchange words during tense press conference faceoff

The talk is almost over for Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, but it continued when they came face to face in Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Video: Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight week press conference live stream

Before they throw down in the ring, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury come together for a pre-fight news conference Thursday in Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Montana De La Rosa says Tatiana Suarez 'the one with the pressure' before UFC Fight Night 220

Montana De La Rosa is very much looking forward to the most high-profile fight of her career against Tatiana Suarez. → Read More

Jake Paul gets personal in scathing video message to Tommy Fury: 'You're gonna be disowned by your family'

The personal nature of the feud between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury seems to be reaching its peak just days before their fight. → Read More

Tommy Fury: Jake Paul 'will never box ever again' after our fight

Tommy Fury won’t be satisfied to simply knock out Jake Paul in their pay-per-view fight Sunday. → Read More